Town of Canmore

Taxis

Anyone applying for a Taxi Cab Drivers License will be required to complete and pass an examination based on the Town of Canmore Online Taxi Orientation. Please complete the online orientation linked below prior to booking an application appointment. 

Take the online taxi orientation now!

 

New Taxi Licenses

All applicants must have a Class 4 Alberta Drivers License.

New applicants must obtain a Criminal Record check with a Vulnerable Sector check from the Canmore RCMP detachment prior to application. 

  • We recommend applying for this record check three weeks prior to the date you intend to apply for a Taxi Cab License
  • The RCMP charges $35 for a Criminal Records Check, unless fingerprinting is required for a Vulnerable Sector check which is an additional $50.
  • Those seeking a Criminal Record check are required to bring two pieces of identification. One must have a photo and a current Bow Valley address

Once an applicant has the required documents, they may book an appointment to apply for a license by contacting Bylaw Services.

During the application appointment, drivers will be required to complete and pass a Taxi Driver Examination based on the Online Taxi Driver Orientation.

Applicants will be required to read certain sections of the Canmore Taxi Bylaw and sign a statutory declaration of acknowledgement.

 

Taxi License renewals 

All applicants must have a Class 4 Alberta Drivers License.

Applicants for renewals may attend the Bylaw Services Office to fill out a waiver of the Vulnerable Sector Check if they have already completed and submitted one in the past. If this is the case, only a standard Criminal Record check is required. 

Once an applicant has the required documents, they may book an appointment to apply for a license by contacting Bylaw Services.

If not already completed at a prior application appointment, drivers will be required to complete and pass a Taxi Driver Examination based on the Online Taxi Driver Orientation.

Applicants will be required to read certain sections of the Canmore Taxi Bylaw and sign a statutory declaration of acknowledgement.

  

Information on criminal record checks

Prospective drivers cannot have any criminal code convictions in the past five years.

Prospective drivers cannot have any outstanding criminal charges before the courts.

 

Information about appointments and test

Appointments can be booked from Wednesday to Friday. 

License cost is $50 per year.

Applicant may only take the examination once every 48 hours.

Examination requires 80% pass mark.

Examinations is only required to be done once during tenure as driver unless a license is expired for more than three months.